Harold Pinter, On His Characters

“There is no reason to suppose that at one time or another they didn’t listen to a political meeting, or they might even have voted…I’m dealing with these characters at the extreme edge of their living, where they are living pretty much alone, at their hearth, their home hearth…We all, I think….may have sexual relationships or go to political meetings and discuss ideas, but when we get back to our room and we are faced with a bed and we are either alone or with someone else, then…I don’t think we go on long about ideas or political allegiances…I mean, there comes a point surely, where living in the world must be tied up with living in your own world, where you are- in your room…”

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